Chris Trapiani heads WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars Day 1B

Chris Trapiani heads WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars Day 1B

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

273 players were on hand for the second of two opening flights at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars event and by the close of play just 117 were left with Chris Trapiani bagging a $10k bonus for being the overnight chip leader with a stack of 197,900.

Trapiani jumped to the top of the leader board after winning a huge pot against Erick Lindgren. Both players tabled pocket Kings but the board gave Trapani a flush to send E-Dog to the rail.

Joining Trapiani at the head of the Day 1B chip counts were Joris Springael 196,500, David Sands 175,000, Justin Young 165,800 and Randy Dorfman 156,500. Only nine of the 26 Shooting Stars who started Day 1B will be back with Chris Ferguson the best performer. 'Jesus' closed with 113,200 putting him above the average with no miracles required just yet.

170 players will be back for Day 2 including big names such as Mike Matusow, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, John Juanda, Mike Sexton, Daniel Negreanu and . Kathy Liebert and Howard Lederer both made it through to Day 2 but unfortunately won't be at the same table.

Kara Scott's amazing journey from host of the sadly missed Poker Night Live to top pro continues. The Canadian resumes in twelfth place.

In all 417 players bought in creating a prize pool of $3,697,500. 45 players will make the money with the min cash set at $15,000. The top six finishers will all make a six-figure score with the winner set to talk away a millionaire with a first prize of $1,039,000.

Join us tomorrow to see who is that step closer to a bumper payday.

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